NOOSA BIZ- After the Christmas break, I know at least personally there has never been a more urgent need for fitness options!! 😂 I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda Belot from Find My Fit this week to discuss her unique Noosa Tech business. The entrepreneurial spirit of Noosa is on full display in our region, so please get out there and support local Noosa business!! #findmyfit#noosabiz#entrepreneurs... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE 22 JANUARY 2021 COVID-19 EASING OF RESTRICTIONS- As was announced yesterday, from 1am this morning for those visiting the Greater Brisbane Area, you can put your dancing shoes back on 💃🕺 Wedding and funeral guest limits will return to 200 people and private gatherings at homes would be set to a 50-person limit. In addition, businesses, including cafes and restaurants, can return to having 1 customer for every two square metres and you can stand and drink in licensed premises. The mandatory use of facemasks has been lifted after 14 days of no community transition. While not mandatory, people are encouraged to in Greater Brisbane: • Carry a mask when leaving home • Wear a mask on public transport, in taxis or ride shares and in shopping centres • Wear a mask in indoor or outdoor spaces when you can’t maintain social distance Masks must still be worn in airports and on domestic and international flights. Once updated the new directions for visitors to hospitals, aged care facilities, disability accommodation, prisons and youth detention centres will be available using the following link www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-p... More information on the easing of restrictions can be found at www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/easing-greater... COVID-19 VACCINE – The QLD Government has updated their website regarding the roll out of a COVID-19 vaccine, and they will continue to update as more information becomes available. You can read more at www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid... LAKE MACDONALD DAM UPGRADE – Announced today, this project is currently being reassessed after the procurement phase, and as a result the scheduled water lowering will not be occurring in March. We have been advised that updates will be provided and should there be any changes after this reassessment which should be completed mid-year, there will be further community consultation. More information on this announcement at www.seqwater.com.au/news/investment-decision-priority-dam-upgrade-reassessed-value You can also see an update on the project page, found here www.seqwater.com.au/project/lake-macdonald-dam-upgrade FAIRPLAY- This program supports eligible Queensland parents and carers with a $150 voucher towards the costs of sports registration for kids between the ages 5-17. Applications close on 17 March 2021 unless vouchers are exhausted prior. More information about the program, eligibility and activity providers that accept the vouchers can be found at www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply ROVING RESTORERS PROGRAM- Join Noosa Landcare and the Peregian Beach Bush Care group on Friday January 29 to help treat weeds at Marcus Beach and contribute to the biodiversity of the area. If you’re interested contact email@example.com for further details. LEARNER DRIVER SUPERVISOR FREE WORKSHOP- The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is hosting a free workshop on 18 February 2021 for supervisors of learner drivers, which will be open to the public. If you’re interested in learning the important first steps in how to teach your learner driver and ensure they are safe and proficient drivers make sure to contact 0417 733 906 to book. The workshop will be held in the Maroochydore area (venue and address provided after booking) on Thursday 18 February from 4pm to 6pm. CYCLONE SEASON- We are now in the midst of cyclone season and it is important that everyone is prepared should the worst occur. For information on how to prepare for a disaster please visit www.getready.qld.gov.au/ 7NEWS YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARDS- The nomination deadline has been extended until Sunday 31 January. If you know of a young achiever do not hesitate to contact nominate or refer them, I know there are so many worthy recipients in our region!! More information is available at awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/qld/ NOOSA GENEROSITY- We received the news that Noosa shoppers were amongst the most generous this Christmas, placing 5th in Queensland for the Coles annual Christmas appeal. Thank you to everyone that donated and helped contribute to these valuable causes and well-done Noosa!!
To finish. I had not settled on a theme for 2021 as yet, however after seeing the disgraceful behaviour of our ‘dumpers’ last weekend 😤 in the Cooloola Recreation Area, I do now. Responsibility, accountability and consequences. Sounds a bit stern for a Friday night? Yes, however I am sure you would agree that enough is enough, and disrespecting our home is just not on. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and enjoy some of this glorious weather! Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
NOOSA GOES GLOBAL 👨🚒 Our firefighting innovators shone in wild weather demonstrating ‘live’ to a global market how technology can quickly detect and put out fires. Our local companies Fireball International, Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment and McDermott Aviation Group came together at the old airstrip to light a controlled fire (actually, it was our Rural firies and QFES 😊). Then, they used real-time thermal satellite imagery to detect in 3 mins then put it out utilizing the latest in expandable tanks hitched to one of our favourite ‘Bell’ choppers. Congratulations to all including Chris and Firetech 👏👏..top job. Thank you to all who were witness to just how incredible our Noosa biz is, with Llew and Ted Obrien MP’s, Minister Ryan and our newly named ‘Rocket Man’ joining Mayor Clare, myself and many others. Noosa is very much on this map, and satellite, leading the way in our future. 👍 #noosainnovation#firedetection#fireheroes#reducingloss#increasingsafety... See MoreSee Less
MEDIA Noosa Today - CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – CONGRATULATIONS MAUREEN & GEORGE!! These are just two examples of the fabulous individuals that make Noosa so special. Though there are a few years between them, they share a passion for making a difference that is unrivalled. Maureen, came here 20 years ago to retire and has not stopped, volunteering that whole time with charities such as the Australian Red Cross and St. Vincent de Paul. The thousands of residents she has assisted through their toughest times would tell you just how beautiful she is, and it was an honour to nominate Maureen for this award. The work of George, our Young Citizen of the Year is just as impressive, after just graduating high school he is already at the forefront of innovation working on various projects, from facial shields to the genetic modifying of algae and with this keen eye for finding solutions to complex problems, there is no doubt that the future is even brighter. The work that both recipients do is invaluable to our community, thank you to Maureen and George for your priceless contributions to Noosa. #communityheroes #citizensoftheyear2020#noosalegends
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